Boonsri Dickinson speaks with Esther Dyson, asking her about personalized medicine. Dyson says that monitor health and activities is important because “in general what you don’t monitor, you are not going to change.” She adds that having tools to remind people often make it easier.
The Boston Globe also reports that two companies, CVS Caremark and Medco Health Solutions, are moving toward using personalized medicine. CVS plans to offer offering genetic testing services to its pharmacy benefit management program clients and Medco offers genetic tests for the use of two drugs and plans to add four more tests later this year.
HT: Bertalan Meskó